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Acetic Acid

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Introduction 13
Manufacturing processes 14
Synthetic 14
Methanol carbonylation 14
Oxidation of hydrocarbons 15
Paraffin oxidation 15
Olefin oxidation 15
Ethane oxidation 16
Terephthalic/isophthalic acid coproduct 16
SaaBre™ technology 17
By-product acetic acid 17
Natural 17
Health and environmental issues 18
Supply and demand by region 19
World 19
Capacity 19
Producing companies 20
Salient statistics 22
Consumption 23
Vinyl acetate 25
Purified terephthalic acid 26
Acetic anhydride 26
Acetate esters 27
Monochloroacetic acid 27
Other applications 28
Price 28
Trade 29
North America 31
Overview 31
Capacity 31
Salient statistics 32
Consumption 33
Trade 35
United States 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 37
Consumption 38
Vinyl acetate 40
Acetic anhydride 40
Acetate esters 40
PTA 41
Other applications 41
Trade 41
Canada 42
Producing companies 42
Salient statistics 42
Consumption 43
Trade 44
Mexico 45
Producing companies 45
Salient statistics 45
Consumption 46
Trade 47
South America 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Trade 51
Western Europe 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 55
Trade 57
Central Europe 57
Producing companies 57
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 59
Trade 61
CIS and Baltic States 61
Producing companies 61
Salient statistics 63
Consumption 63
Trade 65
Middle East 66
Producing companies 66
Salient statistics 67
Consumption 68
Trade 69
Africa 70
Producing companies 70
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 72
Trade 73
Indian Subcontinent 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 74
Consumption 75
Trade 77
Northeast Asia 78
Overview 78
Capacity 78
Salient statistics 79
Consumption 79
Trade 81
Mainland China 81
Producing companies 81
Salient statistics 83
Consumption 84
Terephthalic acid 86
Vinyl acetate 86
Acetate esters 86
Acetic anhydride 87
Other 87
Trade 87
Japan 88
Producing companies 88
Salient statistics 89
Consumption 90
Trade 91
South Korea 92
Producing companies 92
Salient statistics 93
Consumption 94
Trade 95
Taiwan 96
Producing companies 96
Salient statistics 97
Consumption 97
Trade 99
Southeast Asia 99
Producing companies 99
Salient statistics 100
Consumption 101
Trade 103
Additional resources 105
Revisions 106
Data Workbook 107
Notice 108

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